These two characters have always had chemistry (to the point where I've often wondered how they've never done anything about it in the past), so it was no surprise to see them both taken with each other the moment they met (with Booth even asking Brennan if she believed in fate -- of course, she doesn't). I was surprised to see how forward they both were about their attraction to one another right from the start (especially considering how they seem to shy away from any mention of attraction or feelings for the other in the present). Sweets was convinced that if the pair ever started down the road to something more than partners, they'd never return. When Booth and Brennan told him how they kissed in the rain outside the bar with plans of catching a cab back to one of their apartments, he instantly thought that he was wrong about them. But, he couldn't have been more right.
That kiss in the rain was the catalyst for all of the pent up unresolved feelings between the pair to this day. They didn't let the dam open up and they've been paying the price ever since. Once Sweets reminded Booth that he's the gambler, and therefore, should be the one to take the chance, things got a little too close-for-comfort for Booth and Bones and they headed out for a bite to eat. But everything that they had just discussed and that Sweets had pointed out was hanging there and it wasn't going to go away. So Booth took the gamble and he laid it all on the line. He told her that he wanted to try to make it work between them. He told her that he has heard older couples say how they "just knew" and he was ready to make the same commitment to her. He told her to shoot for a different outcome. And then, he kissed her and for a brief moment, everything seemed right. But then she pushed him away -- both literally and figuratively. She explained that she hadn't been protecting herself all this time -- she was protecting Booth from herself. HEART. BREAK!!! They both looked so sad and Booth was so deflated. And my heart was breaking for both of them.
THE GOOD: The whole, entire freakin' HOUR!! But, Booth gets the award for the best moment of the episode when he took that enormous gamble.
And now, here is this week's edition of The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly:
THE BAD: Brennan turning Booth down and making him (and herself) look like a sad little puppy dog.
THE UGLY: The squints' social skills. I know it's hard to believe, but they were actually more socially inept back then than they are today! It made for some funny moments, though.
If you missed this week's episode ("The Parts in the Sum of the Whole"), check it out for free at Hulu.com.